I've been MIA due to too much work, not enough painting! I did manage to get a couple of tree value studies in this week. I was concentrating on avoiding "lollipop-itis", wherein the sufferer manages to make every type of tree look like a lollipop.
This is some type of oak, from a photo. I was experimenting with keeping the shapes big.
Same tree, different day, done with brushes. I think I like the palette knife version better. This one looks a bit like a spider. Very Halloweenish.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Paint tubes that twist and rip. They make me go Grrr. I've been struggling with one tube of Artist Spectrum Prussian Blue. The tube material isn't sturdy enough to handle twisting off an even slightly-stuck cap. This one got squeezed into an empty paint tube, and this brand will be going on my don't-buy list. I'm afraid Rembrandt might be joining it. Love the paint, hate the tube. Transferring to another tube saves the paint, but seriously, have you ever tried to get Prussian Blue out from under your fingernails?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
This was my weekend palette knife effort. It is destined for a fund-raising auction for Adopt a Golden Atlanta (http://www.adoptagoldenatlanta.com ). However, if anyone is interested in purchasing it, I will donate the full sale price to AGA in your name. This is 11x14" oils on canvas-covered hardboard.